Bilateral Ties

  • Saudi crown prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in India 26-02-2014 06:35 PM

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit during which the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on defence and enhance cooperation in hydrocarbons and security. Vice-president Hamid Ansari received Crown Prince Salman on his arrival. Crown Prince Salman's...
  • Saudi Arabian crown prince to visit India next week 22-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay an official visit to India Feb 26-28, the highest level political visit from the kingdom after the 2006 landmark trip by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. Crown Prince Salman, who...
  • Manmohan Singh a 'dear friend', says Japanese Premier Abe 26-01-2014 10:24 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday hosted a private dinner for his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who described him as one of his mentors and a "dear friend". The dinner at the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road was attended by Abe and his wife Akie, who...
  • Meeting of DGMOs to clear the air, claims Pakistani media 25-12-2013 08:19 PM

    The meeting of senior Indian and Pakistani military officials to reduce tensions on the LoC was important due to the "symbolism and value" attached to it, a leading Pakistani daily claimed on Wednesday. Such "meetings can be used for making the point that skirmishes on the border are more a...
  • Karzai lauds India for its financial aid to Afghanistan 15-12-2013 10:57 PM

    Pune: Afghan president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday that India's financial assistance to the tune of USD 2 billion would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure and economic regeneration in Afghanistan. "Indian assistance would go a long way in building developmental infrastructure in the country to recover from...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge 02-11-2013 06:37 PM

    Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge. The Pakistani government denounced the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud as a US bid to derail planned...
  • India to send PS Raghavan as envoy to Russia 28-10-2013 09:39 PM

    PS Raghavan, a secretary in the ministry of external affairs, has been appointed as India's next ambassador to Russia, it was announced on Monday. An Indian Foreign Service officer of 1979 batch, Raghavan will succeed Ajai Malhotra, who retires November 30. Fluent in the Russian language, Raghavan is expected to...
  • Blockbuster movie shows why Pakistan loves to hate India 25-10-2013 04:39 PM

    Militants overrun a Pakistani police academy and kill 100 officers. An Indian spy and her accomplice waltz in a glitzy flat in Islamabad to celebrate the success of their mission. This is a scene from Waar ("Strike"), Pakistan's first big-budget movie which opened this month to enthusiastic audiences in the...
  • Manmohan, Putin praise each other for bolstering bilateral ties 21-10-2013 06:48 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Monday, showered accolades on each other for pushing the bilateral relationship as they held talks on ways to bolster the strategic ties further. "India is our strategic partner. Most of our mutual achievements have been achieved under your leadership and...
  • India charges 33 aboard armed US anti-piracy ship 19-10-2013 06:41 PM

    India has charged 33 men aboard an armed ship operated by a US maritime security firm for failing to produce papers authorising it to carry weapons in Indian waters, police said on Saturday, a move that could trigger diplomatic tensions. The captain and the chief engineer were not among those...
  • India not responding to Chinese threat with firmness, says RSS 13-10-2013 05:32 PM

    Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, on Sunday, alleged that 'weak' policies of UPA government have emboldened China and Pakistan to make repeated incursions into Indian territory across borders. "Dark clouds are hovering on our national security as China continues to test our mettle and patience by (carrying out) frequent...
  • Nawaz Sharif says will be 'very happy' to meet Manmohan Singh 26-09-2013 09:24 AM

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he was looking forward to his meeting with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh as he hoped to build on progress made in bilateral ties during his last stint as premier. "I will be very happy to meet him (Singh) and we hope...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses bilateral ties with Italian PM 26-08-2013 03:52 AM

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday met with visiting Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to discuss bilateral ties and issues of common concerns. "The two leaders discussed the ways to enhance the economic and commercial ties between the two counties," said a statement issued by Afghanistan's presidential palace Arg, Xinhua...
  • China will enhance strategic trust with India, Li tells Antony 06-07-2013 09:07 AM

    Beijing: China will enhance strategic trust and boost practical cooperation with India to further promote bilateral ties, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told visiting Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday. In his meeting with Antony, Li said both China and India have the political willingness to appropriately address border issues through...
  • PM Manmohan Singh on a two-day visit to Thailand 31-05-2013 06:31 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Thailand on a two-day visit after wrapping up his Japan visit on Thursday. Manmohan is expected to meet Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and outline the Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and elevate bilateral ties into a strategic partnership. Manmohan will also discuss...
  • PM in Japan for a 3-day trip to cement bilateral ties 28-05-2013 09:35 AM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Tokyo on a three-day visit for bilateral talks. On the agenda are stronger defence ties, joint naval exercises and a possibility of a civil nuclear agreement. The PM also called upon Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are due to visit India...
  • India, Switzerland pact soon to boost healthcare ties 22-05-2013 01:11 AM

    New Delhi: India and Switzerland will soon sign a pact to give further impetus to cooperation in the field of healthcare. Health & Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and his Swiss counterpart Alain Berset held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of World Health Assembly at Geneva and discussed...
  • 'Li's 'successful' India visit to boost bilateral ties' 21-05-2013 07:55 PM

    Beijing: China on Tuesday said Li Keqiang's visit to India would give a strong boost to bilateral strategic cooperative partnership even as the premier himself termed his trip as "successful" and "felt at home" during talks with his counterpart Manmohan Singh. "India and China decided enhance co-operation and coordination to...
  • PM leaves for Germany, to seek greater business ties 10-04-2013 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: Prime minister Manmohan Singh has left for Berlin on Wednesday to participate in the second round of inter-governmental consultations with Germany. The two countries are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations and will address possible areas of cooperation. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and other important officials are...
  • WikiLeaks: Americans saw Pranab as future PM 21-03-2011 08:08 AM

    New Delhi: The latest WikiLeaks cables point to a static, dormant Indo-US relationship, with bilateral ties going nowhere. The Hindu newspaper has accessed the leaked cables which show that American officials are not happy with what they saw as the UPA government's "frustratingly cautious'' approach to Indo-US bilateral ties. They...
  • India is an important actor on global stage: US 30-01-2011 11:34 AM

    Washington: A day after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reviewed the Indo-US ties with National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon, the State Department has said the strategic partnership with New Delhi is premised on strong support for India's role as an important actor on the global stage. Clinton, who had hosted...